170 Artillery Regiment
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Distinctive Unit Insignia


Description
A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Gules a bar abased Or overall a pile of the like charged with a cross of Lorraine Azure. Attached below and to the sides of the shield a tripartite Gold scroll inscribed “LOCATE FIRE DESTROY” in black letters.

Symbolism
Scarlet and yellow are for Artillery. The triangle and bar represent a deflection fan and bar chart used for Artillery. The Lorraine cross is blue to represent the unit’s Infantry origins, and represents battle service as Infantry in Europe, World War I and Artillery in World War II.

Background
The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 5 December 1966.




Coat of Arms


Blazon

Shield

Gules a bar abased Or overall a pile of the like charged with a cross of Lorraine Azure.

Crest

That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New York Army National Guard: On a wreath of the colors Or and Gules, the full-rigged ship “Half Moon” all Proper.

Motto

LOCATE FIRE DESTROY.

Symbolism

Shield

Scarlet and yellow are for Artillery. The triangle and bar represent a deflection fan and bar chart used for Artillery. The Lorraine cross is blue to represent the unit’s Infantry origins, and represents battle service as Infantry in Europe, World War I and Artillery in World War II.

Crest

The crest is that of the New York Army National Guard.

Background
The coat of arms was approved on 28 April 1966. It was amended to change the symbolism on 5 December 1966.





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